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Italian prosecutor grills German rescue ship captain over migrants

Agrigento - German charity boat captain Carola Rackete, who sparked global headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, was questioned by a Sicilian prosecutor on Thursday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration.

German Sea-Watch captain to face Italy prosecutor over migrants

Agrigento - German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, faces questioning by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly aiding illegal immigration.

S.Africa's Zuma shrugs off graft allegations at inquiry

Johanesburg - South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma on Monday dismissed multiple graft allegations against him, telling a judicial inquiry he was the victim of conspiracies and years of "character assassination".

S.Africa's Zuma to testify at graft scandal inquiry

Johanesburg - South African former president Jacob Zuma is due on Monday to make a much-anticipated appearance before an inquiry into alleged corruption after previous witnesses gave damning evidence against him.

In France, a woman is killed by partner or ex-partner every three days

Paris - A total of 121 women were killed by their partner or former partner in France last year, equating to one death every three days, government figures showed on Wednesday.

France's Hollande called as witness in Brazil jet probe: aide

Paris - France's former president Francois Hollande testified as a witness at the request of a Brazilian judge in a corruption probe involving a $4.5 billion tender for fighter jets, an aide said on Wednesday.

Thousands of animals saved in global crackdown on wildlife crime

Lyon - Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a vast crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol said Wednesday.

Brazil justice minister considered leak to harm Maduro: report

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian justice minister Sergio Moro considered releasing construction giant Odebrecht's confession to paying bribes in Venezuela to harm the country's president Nicolas Maduro, The Intercept investigative website reported on Sunday.

Sea-Watch captain to sue Italy's Salvini for defamation

Rome - The captain of detained migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, Carola Rackete, will sue Matteo Salvini for defamation after a tirade of insults from Italy's far-right interior minister, her lawyer said Friday.

Italy arrests 18 for allegedly brainwashing and selling children

Rome - Italian police have arrested 18 people including a mayor, doctors and social workers for allegedly brainwashing vulnerable children into thinking their parents had abused them so they could then be sold to foster parents.

More arrests as Germany widens probe of pro-migrant official's murder

Berlin - German police have made two more arrests related to the assassination-style murder of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly by a far-right assailant, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

25 years on, Rwanda massacre survivors embittered at French failings

Paris - A quarter of a century ago, two Rwandan Tutsis, Eric and Bernard, looked out with anxiety and hope from the hiding places they had found to escape genocidal killers.

Two more arrests over German pro-migrant official's murder: prosecutors

Berlin - German police have made two more arrests related to the killing of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly by a far-right sympathiser, federal prosecutors said Thursday."We confirm two arrests," a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office told AFP.

Kyrgyzstan faces new crisis as ex-leader stripped of immunity

Bichkek - Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan voted Thursday to lift the immunity of a former president, paving the way for a prosecution that could provoke a political crisis in the fragile Central Asian state.

US prosecutor Mueller to testify publicly on Russia probe

Washington - Former US special counsel Robert Mueller is to testify in public about his report into Russian electoral interference, paving the way for a historic television moment in which Democrats will attempt to make the case for President Donald Trump's impeach...

Democrats say little gained as Trump ex-aide Hicks snubs lawmakers

Washington - Hope Hicks, a former longtime aide to US President Donald Trump, testified before Congress Wednesday, but Democratic lawmakers said she refused to answer several questions about her time at the White House.

Sri Lanka policeman defies president to testify at attack probe

Colombo - A Sri Lankan police officer on Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and testified before a parliamentary investigation into the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 258 people.

US demands 'independent, credible' probe into Sudan crackdown

Nairobi - A US envoy for Africa on Friday called for an "independent and credible" investigation into last week's crackdown on protesters in Sudan that left dozens of dead.

Sri Lanka law chief orders swift resolution of cold cases

Colombo - Sri Lanka's attorney-general ordered police Thursday to speed up investigations into several high-profile criminal cases, including the 2006 massacre of 17 French charity workers that remains unresolved.

Trump says would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would be willing to accept information from a foreign country on his opponent in the 2020 election race."I think you might want to listen...

Sri Lanka MPs defy president to resume Easter attack probe

Colombo - Sri Lanka's parliament Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and resumed investigations into security lapses surrounding the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said, as a political crisis in the country deepened.

Sri Lanka MPs clash with president over Easter attacks probe

Colombo - Sri Lanka's parliament warned President Maithripala Sirisena not to scuttle a controversial investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, the Speaker's office said Sunday.

Philippines rejects call for UN rights council probe

Manila - The Philippines on Saturday rejected a call for an independent United Nations probe into Manila's alleged human rights violations, describing it as interference in the affairs of the Asian nation.

French attack suspect charged and detained

Paris - A man suspected of planting a parcel bomb that wounded 14 people in Lyon, central France, was charged Friday with "attempted terrorist murder", a prosecutor said.

French parcel bomb suspect pledged allegiance to IS: source

Paris - An Algerian suspected of setting off a package bomb in southeast France last week has told investigators that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said Thursday.

Trump admits, briefly, that Russia boosted his election

Washington - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Thursday that Moscow helped him win the White House in 2016 -- before retracting himself to launch a fiery attack on Robert Mueller and the Russia probe."Russia, Russia, Russia!

Charging US president with a crime was 'not an option': Mueller

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that charging Donald Trump with a crime of obstruction was not an option because of Justice Department policy not to indict a sitting president.

Mueller denies probe cleared Trump, hands baton to Congress

Washington - Robert Mueller said Wednesday his two-year Russia investigation had not exonerated Donald Trump, but that he had lacked the power to charge a sitting president -- passing the baton to Congress where a growing chorus is clamoring for impeachment.

Le Monde director summoned by French intelligence service

Paris - The managing director of the newspaper Le Monde, Louis Dreyfus, said Thursday he has been summoned for questioning by France's domestic intelligence agency, following a similar order against one of the daily's senior reporters.

France's Le Pen ordered to repay EU for misused funds

Apo - Europe's top court has upheld an order for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to reimburse the European Parliament nearly 300,000 euros for money paid incorrectly to an aide.
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